Boeing and Korean Air announced an order for two additional
Next-Generation 737-900ER jetliners on Monday. The new airplanes
will be fitted with the new Boeing Sky Interior and the order is
valued at $171.6 million at Boeing list prices.
Panel To Discuss Unique Challenges At Cambridge Airport
Some unique challenges facing business aviation in Great Britain
during the 2012 Summer Olympics will be discussed at the
forthcoming Business Aviation and General Aviation Day (BGAD) to be
held at Cambridge Airport on Tuesday, September 20.
Airplane Equipped For High-Altitude, High-Temperature
Boeing has reached a major milestone with Xiamen Airlines by
delivering a Next-Generation 737-700. This is the 50th directly
ordered Boeing airplane delivered to Xiamen Airlines and
incorporates both the High-Altitude/High-Temperature Airport
Operations Feature Package. China is one of the few regions that
operates high altitude airports.
VDI's Seven-Foot Unmanned Helicopter Watches The Horn Of
Vanguard Defense Industries says it has won a
multi-million-dollar contract from a company involved in the oil
and gas exploration and production industry to use ShadowHawk UAS
to conduct anti-piracy operations off east Africa.
The Wichita Aero Club announced Tuesday that Chairman Robert
Stangarone will hand over the reins of the club to Patrick Tuttle
in January, 2012. Tuttle previously served as club treasurer.
Tuttle is chief executive officer of ADR, Inc. Stangarone serves as
vice president of Corporate Communications for Cessna Aircraft
Sending Back First Close-Up Views Of The Large Asteroid
NASA's Dawn spacecraft, the first ever to orbit an object in the
main asteroid belt, is spiraling towards its first of four
intensive science orbits. That initial orbit of the rocky world
Vesta begins Aug. 11, at an altitude of nearly 1,700 miles and will
provide in-depth analysis of the asteroid. Vesta is the brightest
object in the asteroid belt as seen from Earth and is thought to be
the source of a large number of meteorites that fall to Earth.
Conference Sessions Qualify Toward Continuous Learning Points
For Acquisitions Professionals
The Air Force Association's Air & Space Conference and
Technology Exposition brings together Air Force leadership,
industry experts, academia and current aerospace specialists from
around the world giving insight to past, present and future
aerospace challenges. The association says it attracts the top
echelon of USAF senior leadership, including the commanders of
every USAF command, and military dignitaries from air forces
Organization Raised Profile, Got More Media Opportunities
The new "Heli-Center" at EAA AirVenture
2011 is being hailed by Helicopter Association International
(HAI) as a success for attracting increased visibility for the
organization, and for the helicopter industry in general.
Patrol-Configured Aircraft Goes To The Country's Marine
The Vietnam Marine Police has taken delivery of the first of
three C212-400 it ordered from Airbus Military. The second aircraft
will be delivered later this year, and the third in early
2012. This modernized C212--400 series incorporates the latest
systems and technologies, such as a Flight Management System
First Time Molecular Oxygen Has Been Detected Beyond Our
The Herschel Space Observatory's large telescope and
state-of-the-art infrared detectors have provided the first
confirmed finding of oxygen molecules in space. The molecules were
discovered in the Orion star-forming complex. Individual atoms of
oxygen are common in space, particularly around massive stars. But,
molecular oxygen, which makes up about 20 percent of the air we
breathe, has eluded astronomers ... until now.
Without A Special Session, Agency Will Remain Partially Closed
Until After Labor Day
The U.S. House of Representatives went into recess Aug. 1
without waiting for the Senate to reach a conclusion on authorizing
funds for the FAA, which has been partially shut down since July
22. This means that for the nearly 4,000 employees who have been
furloughed without pay, the earliest they could return to work
would be the first part of September.
Nearing The Half-Way Point Of The Greatest
Airshow Over Earth!
Welcome to our Wednesday wrap up of the latest news from
AirVenture, 2012. The rains finally came to Oshkosh, and the day
dawned grey, promising off-and-on showers through the day. But the
less than perfect weather did not dampen the spirits of those who
came to Wittman Field at mid week, and the attendance was robust,
if not record breaking.
But Associations Say Continued Vigilance Needed, Member
Mobilization Was Key To Outcome
As Congress and the White House finalized a package to raise the
nation's debt ceiling, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said
industry mobilization was important for keeping the bill free of
proposals targeting industry – and that sustained vigilance
would be needed as debt-ceiling developments continue to
Controllers Allowed Back Into Cockpits As Part Of Voluntary
The FAA announced that, effective Monday, air traffic
controllers will once again be able to ride in aircraft cockpits
with commercial pilots as part of a voluntary education program.
The Flight Deck Training program is designed to improve safety by
giving air traffic controllers a greater understanding of the
pilots’ experience and workload in the cockpit.
Applies To Tickets Bought Before July 22 For Travel During
Delta Air Lines announced Monday it will process tax refunds for
customers traveling during the suspension of non-essential services
of the FAA. Funding for the agency expired on July 23. At that
time, Delta stopped collecting several taxes imposed on ticket
sales, including a 7.5 percent tax on the base ticket price, a
$3.70 segment tax and facilities taxes on international travel and
travel to and from Alaska and Hawaii.
Coordinated Effort Between FAA, CAAC, Israel Required For
Certification To Happen
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has received type certificate
validation (TCV) for its G150 aircraft from the Civil Aviation
Administration of China, a move that allows operators to register
the wide-cabin, high-speed business jet there.